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How to Make a Chocolate Nativity Scene

It’s November, which means next month is Christmas. It will come sooner than you think. Here’s a Christmas recipe to tuck away, ready for the silly season. Recently, I had a crazy idea of creating a Christmas nativity scene out of chocolate. If I’m honest, I’m no food blogger. I have previously shared a photo of my Christmas shortbread: it was as black as the ace of spades. That’s what happens ...

By |2021-11-01T17:04:25+10:00November 2nd, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Involved Fathers Are Indispensable

The role that involved fathers play is vital. The opposite is also true: uninvolved fathers can cause significant wounds. But even these wounds can be redeemed to help others. “An engaged and loving father is the most powerful man-making force on the planet,” writes Earl Hipp in his perceptive article titled Healing the Absent Father Wound. He goes on: The opposite is also true. When fathers are absent, physically or emotionally, the ...

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‘Dads on Duty’ Deploys Dads in Schools to End Gang Violence

American fathers have launched a new initiative in schools that provides a powerful reminder of the important role dads play in the lives of their children – and the community. To tackle rising school violence, up to 40 dads from Southwood High School in Louisiana have banded together under the banner Dads on Duty USA. Their battle plan is simple: be present on school grounds. According to CBS, "the students say ...

By |2021-10-29T08:24:09+10:00October 29th, 2021|Dads, GRAND DADS, MANHOOD, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS, STEPDADS|0 Comments
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Toileting Your Kids: My Most Embarrassing Toilet Story Ever!

Whether you're toilet training your kids or just trying to survive an outing to the shopping mall, we all have an embarrassing toilet story to tell! We all have embarrassing stories we’d rather not re-live ... right? I have one or two that made my cheeks burn red. Okay, maybe it’s more like half a dozen. A few years ago, my daughter Esther decided to add one more incident to the ...

By |2021-10-27T17:29:52+10:00October 28th, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS, SINGLE DADS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Anger is Your Enemy, Not Your Friend

Anger feels right in the moment, but no child wants an angry parent. Below is some great advice on how to deal with your anger to become more effective and loving as you raise your kids. To be honest, I still struggle with anger sometimes, especially when I’m tired. Every time I think I’m making progress, I find myself yelling again. I’ll even stamp the occasional foot and wonder to myself ...

By |2021-10-26T15:27:18+10:00October 27th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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“Easy Eddie” and Butch O’Hare: Two Stories; One Lesson

“Easy Eddie” was the corrupt lawyer to Al Capone. In contrast, Butch O’Hare was a heroic Second World War fighter pilot. What did these two men have in common? What can we learn from their stories? Story Number One In the 1920s, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. He was notorious for corrupting the windy city with everything from bootlegging (illegal liquor) to prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed ‘Easy Eddie’. ...

By |2021-10-24T13:34:05+10:00October 26th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Secrets to Staying Motivated

Struggling for motivation? Frustrated that you’re starting things and not getting them finished? Here I expose the principles to staying motivated. Recently I was asked to provide some secret sauce for an Australian Defence magazine on staying motivated. I’m not going to replicate the full report here, so you can check out the source article “My Secrets To Getting & Staying Motivated”. But here’s a summary of steps Anyone can do now ...

By |2021-10-23T17:29:30+10:00October 25th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, TRAINING|0 Comments
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3 Things You Get from a Father

Albert Einstein said, “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Einstein must have been writing about Larry Stockstill. The words on Larry’s weekly blog are certainly wise and get straight to the point. “My goal is to impart timeless truths that will enhance your value as a leader and keep you there your entire life journey.  If you have observed influential leaders who ...

By |2021-10-23T15:23:13+10:00October 23rd, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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10 Chuck Norris Facts That Are Fuel for Dad Life

The internet was ablaze in the 2000s with quips featuring American actor Chuck Norris (aka Carlos Ray Norris). Some of the best examples included, “Chuck Norris’s mind is connected to the internet. He refreshes Web pages by blinking;” and “Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils water with his rage.” Another is, “Chuck Norris can ride a motor without a cycle.” Add to this, “When Chuck Norris crosses ...

By |2021-10-22T22:42:08+10:00October 23rd, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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To Flee or to Flight – How Does A Christian Man Decide?

When persecution or injustice comes your way, how do you decide whether to turn the other cheek or to take a stand? If you have come to this post because of Israel Folau, then read on. But this post and podcast ask the more broad question. How do we as Christian men decide to flee from or head towards a fight? Read on if you want to know the answer. The ...

By |2021-10-19T21:48:29+10:00October 20th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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